... solid parts, by their cohesion, nearly destroy that part of the centrifugal force which gives the particles a tendency to accumulate at the equator, though not altogether ; otherwise the sea, by the superior mobility of its particles, would flow towards... On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences - Page 51by Mary Somerville - 1834 - 458 pagesFull view - About this book
| Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace - 1809 - 406 pages
...centre. It is even necessary, for the stability of the equilibrium of the waters of the ocean, that their **density should be less than the mean density of the Earth ; otherwise,** when agitated by the winds and other causes, they would overflow their limits, and inundate the adjoining... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1834 - 390 pages
...whose compression is -L. Such, however, cannot be the form of the earth, because the strata increases **in density towards the centre. The lunar inequalities...liable to inundations from storms and other causes. On** th^ whole, it appears from theory that a horizontal line passing round the earth, through both poles,... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1846 - 506 pages
...superior mobility of its particles, would flow toward the equator and leave the poles dry. Beside, **it is well known, that the continents at the equator...axis in the plane of the equator, and its minor axis** coincident with the axis of the earth's rotation (N. 121). It is easy to show, in a spheroid whose... | |
| Mary Somerville - 1849 - 570 pages
...and leave the poles dry. Besides, it is well known, that the continents at the equatoraremoreelevated **than they are in higher latitudes. It is also necessary...axis in the plane of the equator, and its minor axis** coincident with the axis of the earth's rotation (IST. 121). It is easy to show, in a spheroid whose... | |
| Archibald Tucker Ritchie - 1850 - 648 pages
...equilibrium."f * Confirmed by the eighth Theorem. Mrs. Somerville confirms this when she asserts that— " **It is also necessary for the equilibrium of the ocean,...liable to inundations from storms and other causes."** And again— " One of the most remarkable circumstances in the theory of the tides is the assurance... | |
| Archibald Tucker Ritchie - 1850 - 678 pages
...equilibrium. "-f• Confirmed by the eighth Theorem. Mrs. Somerville confirms this when she asserts that — " **It is also necessary for the equilibrium of the ocean, that its density should** he less than the mean density of the earth, otherwise the continents would be perpetually liable to... | |
| Sir Horace Lamb - 1916 - 732 pages
...anticipate from Art. 200, is that the necessary and sufficient condition of stability of the ocean is **that its density should be less than the mean density of the earth*.** 226. This is perhaps the most suitable occasion for a few additional remarks on the general question... | |
| Sir Horace Lamb - 1916 - 732 pages
...anticipate from Art. 200, is that the necessary and sufficient condition of. stability of the ocean is **that its density should be less than the mean density of the earth*.** 226. This is perhaps the most suitable occasion for a few additional remarks on the general question... | |
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